Salvia 'Pat's Pink'(greggii)

Salvia greggii ‘Pat’s Pink’

Salvia  greggii ‘Pat’s Pink’: a small bushy subshrub 40-60cm H for full sun with gorgeous pink flowers and dark calyces.

Salvia greggii 'Pat's Pink'
Salvia greggii ‘Pat’s Pink’

Salvia greggii ‘Pat’s Pink’ is a gorgeous small shrub for a sunny garden.

Flowers are a gorgeous pink, the bottom lobe being slightly frilly  and cupped with a slight white margin,  adding to it’s charm. Small  white  markings in the throat lead to  a darker pink line  between the two smaller lobes.  The hood is the same darker pink.
Calyces are ribbed in a darker pinky brown colour. Although ‘Pat’s pink’ can flower for most of the year, the main flowering period is from spring, through summer and into autumn. Bees and moths are all attracted to these pretty flowers.
Leaves are a midgreen colour, broad lineal, a shiny surface with entire edges. Stems are green. Leaves are  evenly placed along the stems – not as densely spaced as some varieties.

Salvia greggii ‘Pat’s Pink’ is a gorgeous small shrub for the front of the bed, certainly brightening up a dull corner. S. ‘Pat’s Pink’ makes a wonderful contrast with other purple and dark blue flowering perennials near by. Plant 2-3 plants together to make a stunning splash of colour.

Prune back at the end of summer or when leggy, cutting back to a good green shoot.  Cut out old dead wood and any twiggy stems.

Flowers will appear again in a few weeks. Tough, hardy for hot summer months, winter cold and  tolerating a mild frost.

Bees, butterflies and other insects really like these gorgeous pink flowers.

Propagated easily from tip cuttings, taken any time of the year.

 

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